Welcome to the website of Church of the Palms, a part of the United Methodist Church, where we believe a life connected to God, and a life connected to one another, is the most meaningful life there is!
Community Lenten services continue to be held at noon each Wednesday in Lent. Each service is approximately 30 minutes in length and features a guest proclaimer. Offerings received during the service will support a mission designated by the host church.
Following the service, a light luncheon will be served by the host church. Please join us for this unique experience during Lent.
Event: Grandma's Attic Sale
Date: Saturday March 7, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Place: Church of the Palms
Grandma's Attic is right around the corner and we are in need of help.
Help Set Up
Contribute Baked Goods
If you are interested in baking items (cookies, cupcakes, cake, pies, breads, etc.) for Grandma's Attic, please sign up in the Communication Book under Tab #7. For any additional information please contact Bill Freeman at 843-597-0601.
Please - No Clothing!
Donations can be taken to AAA Storage at 3715 Argent Boulevard. Contact Janet Planten 843-705-9177 or Brenda Berg 843-705-7716 for time and date. Furniture should be held until the week of March 2 - 6 and taken directly to the church.
If pick-up is necessary please let Janet or Brenda know know and arrangements will be made.
Walking the Way of the Cross: Rejecting Distractions
This Sunday, March 8, the third Sunday in Lent we continue our sermon series "Walking the Way of the Cross." At the center of our journey of faith as Christians is the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus the Christ.
Our focus for this Sunday is John 2:13-22, where we read about turning the wisdom and strength of the world on its head. The writer of the Gospel according to John has Jesus overturning the tables and driving out the moneychangers at the very beginning of his ministry, not at the end, like the other Synoptic Gospels. Jesus starts in this Gospel, not by preaching a comforting message of forgiveness and love, or by doing miracles or by healing. Rather Jesus rejects those things that distract us, keep us from God.
All are invited to the continuations of our Sunday morning Lenten study called "What Wondrous Love: Holy Week in Word and Art" featuring the artwork of John August Swanson. This week Karen Ayers leads a discussion of the "The Entry Into Jerusalem" based on Mark 11:1-11.
This study presented, in cooperation with Candler School of Theology, features the art of John August Swanson and commentary by some of America's premier biblical scholars.
Six chapters include: The Raising of Lazarus, The Entry into Jerusalem, Jesus Washes the Disciples Feet, The Last Supper, the Betrayal and Arrest, The Crucifixion.
Pastor Pete will launch this study, this Sunday, March 1, at 9:15 a.m. in Study B/C. No pre-work or advance reading is required. Just come!
Brothers Too!, an early Saturday morning breakfast and Bible study with Pastor Pete, continue March 14 at 7:30 a.m. at the church building.
The group will continue a study of ACTS!
Meeting every other Saturday, this time of fellowship starts with breakfast from 7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m. followed by a Bible study until 8:30 a.m. Open to all men, this new opportunity is especially designed for those still working or with other obligations during the week.Read more...
On Sunday, March 15, we will celebrate One Great Hour of Sharing. Observed on the fourth Sunday of Lent, One Great Hour of Sharing calls United Methodists to share the goodness of life with those who hurt.
Gifts to the special offering cover the administrative costs of the United Methodist Committee on Relief. This helps UMCOR to keep the promise that 100 percent of any gift to a specific UMCOR project will go toward that project, not for administrative costs.
Lenten Sermon Series
Walking the Way of the Cross
February 22 - March 22
Guest Proclaimer - John McMullan
Expecting the Unexpected, Dreaming of the Impossible
1425 Okatie Highway
Okatie SC 29909
M-Th 9-2 p.m.
Alternate mail address:
PO Box 2807
Bluffton SC 29910
A Stephen Ministry Congregation
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase"
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Gratitude and thanks are extended to those who have already started making contributions to the Building Fund in support of Vision 2020.
Your generosity and committement is very much appreciated.
If you wish to contribute, simply mark your gifts as going to the Building Fund.